Barbette

A Moment for Barbette

Barbette was a drag pioneer, circus acrobat, toast of Paris, friend of Josephine Baker, muse (and lover, briefly) of Jean Cocteau, and frequent subject of Man Ray's lens.

It's been a century since the Texas native first stunned audiences by performing trapeze and high-wire stunts in full drag, yanking off his wig and striking a masculine pose.





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Apr 20, 2016 23:19:00

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